What surprised us is that most people were not aware they had the option to research and compare healthcare costs. We are not only simplifying the shopping process, but we are also showing consumers they have a choice.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 29, 2015
Spotlight Health launched a website this month, a new venture into the healthcare transparency market: http://www.SpotlightHealth.com. Spotlight Health provides a platform for consumers to compare medical procedure costs from doctors, hospitals and clinics. The mission is to shed light on the state of healthcare price transparency and provide patients a simple and informative healthcare provider search engine.
With the rise in high deductible insurance plans, the healthcare industry is transforming to become a more consumer driven market. Patients in the U.S., often ill equipped with information to compare costs between providers and procedures, have no idea the breakdown of charges until they receive a bill. Now, Spotlight Health makes it easy to research how much potential medical procedures will cost and allows consumers to have an active role in their own medical decisions and healthcare spending choices.
The Spotlight Health technology allows users to find providers, clinics and hospitals in their geographical area based on city, state and zip code. The user-friendly search panel on the homepage generates estimated pricing for procedures, treatments, therapies and conditions based on individual criteria.
“We knew we created a beneficial tool based on the honest and positive feedback we received from family and friends,” said Spotlight Health co-founder, Justin Whitener. “What surprised us is that most people were not aware they had the option to research and compare healthcare costs. We are not only simplifying the shopping process, but we are also showing consumers they have a choice.”
The site also has an interface for providers. They are able to link with prospective patients and determine the needs and wants of their potential customer base. Spotlight Health supplies profiles for medical providers, which highlight details about procedures, prices, credentials, patient feedback, and more. Practitioners may update their profile on the website to feature their best services.
For further information, please contact Matt Weidner, co-founder of Spotlight Health at 646-389-2610.
About Spotlight Health:
At Spotlight Health, we believe that our website will provide the most accurate cost analysis tools on the market to help consumers make an educated healthcare choice. The website is now available for patients to navigate and compare physicians, hospitals and clinics. Consumers are able to connect with Spotlight Health, and stay informed of updates and news via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/spotlighthealth, and Twitter at https://twitter.com/SpotlightHealth.